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Roger B. Clapp

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Biological Survey Unit
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0111

Photo of Roger B. Clapp

Telephone: 202-633-0784

Fax: 202-357-1932

Email: Roger_Clapp@usgs.gov

Museum Specialist

Primary Responsibilities: 
Museum Specialist, Biological Survey, 1970-Present. Serves as a museum specialist in the Curatorial Project of the Biological Survey Unit and assists with the curation and management of the North American Bird Collections.  Duties include the acquisition, identification, preparation, and care of specimens, making loan transactions, providing information for information requested, and adding, updating and maintaining computerized records.  Duties also include participation in field research and publication of findings

Education/Training:
Cornell University B.S.  1960

Incomplete work on Ph.D.,  1961-1962 

University of Maryland

Incomplete work for advanced degree, 1970-71.

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Identification and curation of avian specimens,  avian literature, biology of box-nesting passerines, birds of the Central Pacific and Virginia. 
Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements: 

Active Projects: 
Breeding Birds of Virginia

Curation of the North American Vertebrate Collections, Smithsonian Institution: selected species of North American Birds

Review of avian interaction with periodical cicadas

Publications/Products: 

Mostello, C. S., N. A. Palaia, and R. B. Clapp.  2000.  Gray-backed Tern (Sterna lunata).  The Birds of North America 525.  28 pp.  (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.).  The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 

Marshall, J. T., and R. B. Clapp.  1999.  The Black-capped Vireo in Mexico and Fort Hood [Texas].  Pp. 23-39 in J. T. Marshall.  Ornithological tracts on taxonomy and distribution.  91 pp.  Priv. publ., Springfield, VA. 

Marshall, J. T., and R. B. Clapp.  1999.  Status of the Texas Botteri Sparrow.  Pp. 40-65 in J. T. Marshall.  Ornithological tracts on taxonomy and distribution.  91 pp.  Priv. publ., Springfield, VA. 

Clapp, R. B.  1997.  Egg dates for Virginia birds.  Virginia Avifauna No 6.  Virginia Society of Ornithology, Lynchburg, VA.  iv & 123 pp. 

Clapp, R. B., M. D. F. Udvardy, and A. K. Kepler.  1997.  An annotated bibliography of Laysan Island, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Version 97.1.  Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.  Link to An Annotated Bibliography of Laysan Island, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands or http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/library/bibs.htm

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